Monday, December 8, 2008

My Christmas Solutions

I would love to say that at Christmas time, I put aside my need to have everything just so.

I would love to say that I embrace the traditional colors of red and green.

I would love to say that decorating is a family affair in which I have photos that chronicle the growth of my children based on where the ornaments are hung.

I don't...

My solution....
Maddy's Tree
Hunter's Tree
Mommy's Tree

Thursday, December 4, 2008

One word for ya-Salmonella

I'm flattered that y'all have missed me.

I am back with a vengeance-OK not really but I am so glad to be better that I plan on blogging like a crazy person.

I will spare you the details, but my friends there is only ONE way to determine if one has Salmonella. Let me assure you it AIN'T pretty.

On an up note I lost 7 pounds right before Thanksgiving. However, I assure you that it will not remain off for long.

I will NEVER EVER eat a fast food salad again. It doesn't pay. I was trying to be healthy with my choices and look where it got me. On second thought don't look. Don't even think about it.

The human body is an interesting thing. Let me assure you, I mean interesting in the worst possible way.

But I can't wait to snuggle up in sweats and get caught up on everyone's blogs!

Finals are upon me and I have students coming out my eyeballs, so my posts may be short and sweet.

But, thanks for missing me!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Back!

Not really but you have to go to Stephanie's blog. I laughed and had to clap out loud!
Life on Prescott Avenue.

Walking in the Light

Wow! This year year has been a whirlwind to say the least. I am shocked we are near the half way point in February. Part of me wants to dance. If the start of the year is any indication of how it is going to go, I am happy it's flying by. I will usher in 2009 with bells and whistles.

Yet, I am humbly reminded that every day is a gift, and I need to walk in the Light. I need to let Him guide me through each day. I need to listen to His still, quiet voice...Yeah I know for me that's a stretch. I'm never still long enough to catch my breath.

As I write this, our dear neighbor of ten years is fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I am awed by the faith she has in God. I am humbled by the fight she has within her to beat the demon we know as cancer. Hunter, in his six year old wisdom said to me, "Mommy, why are you sad? We are just going to pray and Jesus is going to make her better." The faith of a child and the living testimony of one who is dwelling in God's amazing grace reminds me to walk daily in the His unfailing light.